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Bicycle Travel => ACA Mobile Route Apps => Topic started by: dougwwolfe on October 14, 2017, 10:51:12 am

 
Title: Transferring purchased routes to ACA App
Post by: dougwwolfe on October 14, 2017, 10:51:12 am
I purchased and downloaded the entire Route 66 gpx tracks to my laptop. At the time I did not realize that ACA had created an App to read/display these files on my iPhone. I typically use the Pocket Earth Pro App to import .gpx tracks I create on Ride with GPX. To import .gpx files to Pocket Earth, I email the file to myself and when I view the email, I hold on the .gpx file attachment icon, it then displays a variety of Apps on my iPhone that are compatible to import the file; I choose Pocket Earth and it imports w/o any problems every time. Since I did not originally download the Route 66 files to my iPhone, they do not appear in the list of "Downloaded Routes" in the ACA App and when I email them to myself, the ACA App dopes not appear as an option to import them. Although I am quite pleased with Pocket Earth, I would like to experiment with the ACA app on a ride from Chicago to St. Louis but cannot figure out how to import them into the ACA App.
Title: Re: Transferring purchased routes to ACA App
Post by: JHamelman on October 14, 2017, 01:48:49 pm
Hi Doug,

Unfortunately, the app does not accept gpx files. You must purchase the map sections from within the app. If you want to see how the app works, I believe there is access to a free set of routing to play with.

Jennifer

Title: Re: Transferring purchased routes to ACA App
Post by: dougwwolfe on October 14, 2017, 03:00:15 pm
Hi Doug,

Unfortunately, the app does not accept gpx files. You must purchase the map sections from within the app. If you want to see how the app works, I believe there is access to a free set of routing to play with.

Jennifer
Thanks for the clarification. I purchased the in-App route from Chicago to St. Louis. The tap feature to determine distance and elevation between two points is a very useful feature. One other question: in the .gpx track version that I had previously purchased, is there a list of abbreviations for all Service Waypoints that show up when viewed in Pocket Earth?  For example LIB = Library


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Title: Re: Transferring purchased routes to ACA App
Post by: JHamelman on October 16, 2017, 09:24:23 am
Thanks for the clarification. I purchased the in-App route from Chicago to St. Louis. The tap feature to determine distance and elevation between two points is a very useful feature. One other question: in the .gpx track version that I had previously purchased, is there a list of abbreviations for all Service Waypoints that show up when viewed in Pocket Earth?  For example LIB = Library

No, there is not an abbreviation file that comes with the date. For reference in advance, you can view all the abbreviations we use on this page:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/digital-data-for-devices/tracks/#services

Jennifer